Thesaurus / shrill

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

Memes have moved on from kitsch and community-forming to shrill and preachy.
In the city, where the songbirds have to compete with cars, barking dogs, and construction, their calls were louder and more shrill.
His voice was shrill and high; he agitated his hands in their fine, tied sleeves. '
The child could only control the animal with his shrill little voice, but the horse was afraid of Joby Toby.
THE FIRM OF NUCINGENHONORE DE BALZAC
The shrill speaker of a moment before had softened suddenly.
As they bent over his dead body, a shrill scream rose on the air.
B. C. 30,000STERNER ST. PAUL MEEK
"I'll have him arrested to-morrow," burst out Mr. Hand, his voice quavering and shrill with anger.
Mistress Deborah's voice was raised in shrill reproach, and the drunken minister answered her with oaths.
AUDREYMARY JOHNSTON
One of the most peculiar calls is the special alarm-note, which is sharp, sudden, and shrill.
Here is a version by Mr. Hodgson—how the shrill, thready voice of my dear old nurse rings in my ears, while reading the original!
DEALINGS WITH THE DEADA SEXTON OF THE OLD SCHOOL

WORDS RELATED TO SHRILL

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